John Jay Middle School Teacher Selected as Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert

 Marcia Daley-Savo was announced as a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert joining the more than 4,800 educators in the MIE Expert program worldwide. She was recognized for her innovative integration of technology into her 6th grade Ancient Civilization and ELA classes at John Jay Middle School. In addition, Daley-Savo will be featured in the November 28 "Live From Model Schools" broadcast sharing her and her students paperless journey with other educators. 

Daley-Savo leads a paperless classroom pilot program at John Jay Middle School, now in its second year. Her students use Microsoft OneNote which Daley-Savo describes as a digital version of the multi-subject expandable folder with colored tabs and a zipper around it. “Students use it at school and at home; on any device,” said Daley-Savo. “It’s a great way for children to get organized.”

“I teach my 6th grade ELA students to use twenty-seven different web tools,” said Daley-Savo. Favorites include Padlet, an online cork board; Vacaroo, an on-line voice recorder that students use to record an essay they’ve written, and share it through a QR code; and Quizizz, a multiplayer learning game.

“Children need to know how to think and communicate digitally,” said Salvo-Daley. “This is the world they will be living in.”

“Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts are inspiring examples of educators applying new ways of teaching and learning in their classrooms that motivate students and empower them to achieve more,” said Anthony Salcito, Vice President, Worldwide Education, Microsoft. “We celebrate and support the work they do every day!”